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Dec 25, 2012 8:00am PST
's why they wanted to spend all their time with their peer group. and now we've given kids the technology to do that with. so the terrible downside of the internet is that now kids are spending time with each other - >> not even in the presence of each other. >> that's exactly the point, because, you see, that's an attachment dynamic. one of the basic ways that people attach to each other is to want to be with the people that you want to connect with. so when kids spend time with each other, it's not a behavior problem; it's a sign that their relationships have been skewed towards the peer group. and that's why it's so difficult to peel them off their computers, because their desperation is to connect with the people that they're trying to attach to. and that's no longer us, as the adults, as the parents in their life. >> so how do you change this dynamic? >> well, first we have to recognize its manifestations. and so, we have to recognize that whenever the child doesn't look adults in the eye anymore, when the child wants to be always on the skype or the cell phone or twittering or email
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
examples in that. i would suggest the pervasive development of john technology around the world that we are saying are being used for all sorts of purposes is really the thin edge of the wedge when it comes to these issues. we're going to see greater and greater weaponization of drones that we see used in pakistan and afghanistan and other places. we're going to see the appearances of those sorts of drones in our own domestic policing and surveillance activities in the united states and in europe. there is a huge element to them besides the obvious a limit of human rights, freedom of the right to privacy, the right to free expression. the other important to mention that runs throughout the weapons business is the issue of blowback. the reality that so often these very same weapons that we produce for purposes that we think are good, come back to haunt us. and the united states domestic unit in the case of sandy hook and others, is only the most recent and tragic. a >> andrew feinstein, author of, "the shadow world: inside the global arms trade." thank you for being with us. he is a form
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